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Bike & Build helps Habitat for Humanity in Joplin

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A non-profit cycling group called Bike & Build rode into Joplin to help build homes.  Twenty-three volunteers riding across the U.S. partnered with Habitat for Humanity and helped build the base level of a home on Tuesday.

The riders also donated thousands of dollars to Habitat for Humanity with funds raised on their cross country journey.

This is one of eight non-profit cross country cycling trips.  In all, they have biked about 18,000 miles.

"It's hard to kind of prepare yourself for biking 60 or more miles every single day," says Claire Kunhell of Bike & Build.  "It's been a challenge but I think finally we're getting comfortable with it."

"We're doing all these physical activities, but also at the same time we're doing it for a cause, a really good cause," says Matt Hartmann of Bike & Build.

"My favorite part is just the people that we meet, and our whole group, we've all gotten really close," says Abby Prescott of Bike & Build.  "We're like a family just traveling throughout the country together."

The riders will travel to Vinita, Oklahoma on Wednesday.

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